Ratings for Dr. Marius Maxwell
I feel like dancing! Just had my second surgery (fusion and plate C3-C7 and right side of L3-L5) in two months, with my lower back surgery two weeks ago and I have to continually remind myself to slow down and let things heal before I go shovel snow or start a DYI project. And I’m only taking an occasional pain medication. Staff is the best in caring and skill set. Dr Price is their full time anathesologist. Surgery is performed on site in a state of the art facility and thus the risk of infection is greatly reduced. With both surgeries Dr Maxwell spent an additional hour plus cleaning up my excess bone spurs ect. to make sure I would have the best possible outcome. So I would say he is throug and complete. And I was up and on the road home within three hours of the end of my surgery(s). Within hours of my surgies I felt sooo much better.... yes I felt like I could ‘Jitter Bug’ dance once again. Thank you Dr Maxwell, Dr Price and your wonderful staff.
I had low back surgery in early December 2017. I purposefully waited this long to see how I was feeling before I posted any type of review. Dr Maxwell and his team have done a wonderful job and I am here to say I have no back or leg pain at all. They have done a great job of explaining what to expect before and after surgery. I would like to say a special thank you to anesthesiologist Dr Price and nursing staff Jessica and Jennifer. All have done an outstanding job of explaining everything before you went into surgery and afterwards. I chose this clinic based on researching reviews for providers in this area. This is an out of network provider for me so I am expecting to incur some extra expense. Will post another financial review when all is finalized with insurance. Would highly recommend this team. Also really like surgery center on site. Very clean and welcoming. Keep up the excellent care you are providing for our community! Tracy Tomlinson
It's been a long time since I've written about a surgeon , but Dr M.Maxwell and staff deserve the highest praise. I had decided to once again seek treatment for my back and neck problems as the symptoms were increasing in severity and frequency and I still need to work (old RN). After again speaking with my long time family practice MD we decided to again follow up with diagnostics and consults. Previously after a neck injury at work, I received PT with some improvement. I sought out Dr Maxwell for second opinion after nearly full spine MRIs and again specialist ordered PT. Even after explaining in detail symptoms of chronic neck and low back pain, intermittent hand and arm numbness, and excruciating ,debilitating back and leg spasms. All of which were increasing in frequency and severity. I wanted a second opinion. I called Arctic Spine and I was talking with Dr Maxwell within the hour. He reviewed the MRIs and listened as I once again explained my symptoms noting that the most severe pain was my low back and leg spasms. He asked about my flexion xrays. I explained there were NEVER any done. He said they were critical since MRIs are done when everything is lined up and flat, , 2 dimensional. So, I returned the next day after I had them done. He again brought up my MRI and the xrays. He said "Good news ! I would not recommend surgery on your lower spine. But , I would suggest fixing your C-spine sooner rather than later. " Even I could see the problem in my neck on the flexion xrays. Before I left, I had met with Lucy about insurance and Dr Price ,anesthesiology. Dr Price was very through as well in researching my medical history and needs. What a crew! I had surgery in their beautiful facility on SUNDAY, New Years Eve ! Pre-op with awesome nurse Jessica, James, visit from Dr Maxwell and Dr Price my fears were calmed and I knew had chosen the right team and place. Recovery is quiet and peaceful in a room decorated with rainforest walls ! Your nurse is at your bedside and you are her ONLY patient! We had stayed at a hotel in town rather than driving back to the valley that night. To my utter surprise, Dr Price followed us to the hotel, went in ahead of us and requested a room change for better comfort and ESCORTED me to my hotel room door,all without any request ! I went back in the next day for drain removal and dressing change and was met by Dr Maxwell, himself, on New Years Day ! What service! Recovery wise, other than normal incision pain (minor) and muscle soreness/stiffness around shoulders, it has been remarkable. No hint of infection or complications. The most astounding thing I realized was that my LOW back pain is completely gone and surgery was on my NECK! Just goes to show having a knowledgeable neurosurgeon recognizing what needs to be fixed first can make all the difference in outcomes. I would not hesitate a moment to recommend Dr Maxwell, Dr Price and the entire Arctic Spine team to anyone with back/neck problems, Dr Maxwell is quite conservative in treatment and excellent if surgery is needed. Mary Stackhouse
I would have written this review earlier, but I have been enjoying my new back. (Okay, I've been taking it easy as advised…..) Last summer, as I was once again 70 going on 30, my back experienced its final straw while I was working on a Kenai recreation site. After months of chiropractic and physical therapy, I was still experiencing pain and the inability to pull off many daily tasks. The first person I want to thank is my wife who did the research and found Dr. Maxwell and Arctic Spine Institute. I commented that Dr. Maxwell sounded too good to be true…..you know what is said about something that is too good to be true. I already had an MRI which Dr. Maxwell reviewed free of charge and gave me a call. At an appt later that week, Dr. Maxwell went over the MRI and xrays with us and diagnosed my situation. He stated that the procedure would be fairly routine (easy for him to say) to fix the 2 gnarly discs and free up the nerve that was causing me pain. When I told him my brother had back surgery in Florida 5 years ago at age 70 and now has train tracks running up his back, Dr. Maxwell responded that there are doctors out there that would give me a train track, too. He vowed he would do the least invasive procedure to correct the damaged discs and compressed nerve and that, in fact, is exactly what he did. Dr. Maxwell is straight forward, professional, and committed to giving patients the least amount of surgery that brings back quality of life. His entire staff is skilled, thorough, and highly personable. Lucy went above and beyond in handling all the paperwork and insurance details. Dr. Price spent more time with us than any anesthesiologist we’ve encountered. Our main nurse, Jessica, was no less than fabulous, and we can say there were no Nurse Ratcheds at Arctic Spine. The facility is first class, spotless, and the atmosphere is far superior to any other place of surgery we’ve experienced…..& at our ages, we’ve seen more than a few. After our first post-op visit, we sat in the large reception area and listened to Betsy play great music on a Steinway Grand. We would send all the people we love there should they need an outstanding neurosurgeon and medical practice. Bruce Holdsworth
Dr. Maxwell and his staff are consummate professionals who actually take the time to learn about a patient's condition and to reassure the individual's medical needs will be met in a safe and infection free environment. The one-on-one consultation, expert diagnosis, a team that goes over and beyond a patient's expectations make Arctic Spine Institute a leader in laser surgery. Thank you. I look forward to being pain free in the immediate future! Lisa B.
it was very nice that Dr. Maxwell took his time to explain everything about my MRI and what he could do to help me. I appreciate that a lot. All of the staff went above & beyond to ensure that i was taken care. Now i'm pain free and very thankful.
I had back surgery about 3 weeks ago at Arctic Spine.I'm so glad I had it done.No more pain.I feel like I got a second chance on life.Dr.Maxwell went over the MRI and x-rays with me and explained the whole procedure thoroughly.Lucy took care of all the insurance work before hand so you don't have to worry about that.The nurses were great.They make you feel comfortable and relaxed.You really get the one on one experience.They were a really top notch professional team.If you are considering neck or back surgery I highly recommend Arctic Spine
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